Some years ago I spent a lot of money; more than I intended on a set of luggage. I saw it as an investment that would serve me well as I was travelling to far away places. As I returned from Dubai and retrieved my suitcase from the luggage carousel I noticed it was tracking behind me weirdly as I wheeled along and I discovered a wheel was missing. Just gone.
I called the luggage store and they said “not our problem, call the manufacturer”. I called the manufacturer and they said “not our problem, normal wear and tear.”
Much like the emotional baggage we all carry around that’s the subject of sucky memes “we all carry emotional baggage – the secret is to find someone who cares enough to help you unpack” and so forth, our emotional baggage is something we have invested in sometimes at great cost and is subject to normal wear and tear. Continue reading